Florida’s triple overtime victory over Kentucky last weekend might have been uneasy for fans watching at home, but it was an exciting game from recruits in attendance.
They saw The Swamp at its best, and the crowd made a big impression on cornerback Jeremy McDuffie.
“It was a real live atmosphere,” he said. “The fans were great. Hearing all those chants and the pride that they had was real cool. It was a loud game.”
The Gators gave up 369 yards passing against UK, the most they’ve allowed since 2007. Those struggles in the secondary was a welcomed sight for McDuffie.
“I definitely saw an opportunity,” he said. “The defense didn’t play to the best of their potential. They have a lot of young DB’s, and I saw Jalen Tabor had to come in when Vernon Hargreaves got hurt. So they give you a chance as a freshman to play.”
That’s one of the reasons why McDuffie, who was offered by UF in June, currently has the Gators leading for his services.
“Florida is a great school for football and track, as well as academics,” he said. “I also like their cornerback situation. They play six DB’s most of the time, and that just adds to the opportunity to get on the field.”
The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder plans to visit Ole Miss, Tennessee and a couple other schools before making his decision.
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